The Foundation’s priorities are GSA’s–to create an environment where members and organizations can advance the frontiers of science by promoting research and discovery, ensuring a diverse and skilled professional geoscience community, and enhancing public awareness of the role science plays in addressing societal needs. These priorities aim to grow the strength, leadership, and impact of geoscience today and tomorrow. We have a shared opportunity to pursue the best possible future for our field, with enormous possibilities for leadership in these four broad areas.
The future of our field—and the brightest future for our world—depend on the young geoscientists we engage today. The next generation of scientists can bring a new and exceptional diversity of backgrounds and strengths to their work. As early career research, fellowship, and mentorship opportunities increase, our field’s pipeline of workforce-ready, trained professionals does, too.
GSA is strengthening its commitment to these rising innovators, explorers, and leaders.
Through GSA’s work with educators, graduate students, and early career professionals, we promote, support, and inspire earth science learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom.
As the education landscape in the United States shifts, GSA’s emphasis on teaching and learning across ages and levels is more critical than ever. The demand for comprehensive and engaging STEM resources has grown—as has the need for experienced and dynamic teachers, who are equipped to bring a strong scientific focus to the classroom.
Every day on Capitol Hill, lawmakers and leaders create and enact the policies that fund the majority of earth science research; regulate natural resources and drive energy exploration; and shape the broader landscape of science education. We must ensure that wherever these critical issues are discussed, geoscience is at the table.
GSA represents the combined strength of our field, bringing together the perspectives of industry and academia, students and the public sector within a comprehensive vision founded in strong science. As a trusted partner, convener, and collaborator, we are able to work across the science and professional society worlds, as well as across the aisle, to magnify our impact.
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